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Monuments: I

1. Ilkley

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-09-06
Date 6 September 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County West Yorkshire
Townland Ilkley.
OSMapRef SE 115475
Area England
GeneralContext Cross shaft, left.
Location Church at Ilkley.
Dimensions left cross is 54'' in height, 13.5'' tapering to 10.5'' in width, and 12.5 tapering to 10'' in depth.
GeneralDescription The cross shaft is dated to c.800.
GeneralDescription The cross on the left is the smallest and has two remaining panels on the front. The top panel has a beast entangled in strap-work with a trumpet-like snout. One of his hind legs is raised. The panel below has a figure holding a book. The figure has long hair ending in curls and no halo. This may represent Christ in Majesty (Hawkes).

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